Bal Kudtarkar (? 1921 – 4 February 2020) was a radio personality from All India Radio, Mumbai. He was the Marathi voice that was most recognized on Mumbai Radio and was the voice enjoyed by millions from the 1940s through 1980s. His most famous radio creation was a show called "Prapanch" and its revived version "Punha Prapanch", a 15-minute radio show with three characters (Pant, Meena and Tekade) that covered local events and the toils of daily life, in a humorous way. The three characters were Pant (Bal Kudtarkar), Meena (late Neelam Prabhu) and Tekade (late Prabhakar Joshi).
His granddaughter, Aneesha Kudtarkar, is a director in New York City. She is following in his foot steps and recently received her Master in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.
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